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by zims
Tue Feb 13, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 6
Views: 422

Re: 2018 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Zims
Email: (at)
Hometown: Blanchardville
Arrival Date:05/30
Departure Date:06/03 or 06/05
Coming From/Via: Grand Portage
Itinerary:
Voyager to McCargo Cove
Daisy Farm
Moskey basin
Lake Richie
Chippewa Harbor
Boat to Washington Creek
Grand Portage
Pizza at Sven and oles


Notes/Other:
by zims
Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: 5/29-6/4/2017 [Feldtmann Loop Clockwise]
Replies: 20
Views: 1739

Re: TR: 5/29-6/4/2017 [Feldtmann Loop Clockwise]

Nice report "wink wink"
saw a moose on shore leaving boat...lol finally. Was way back in the woods, caught it out of the corner of my eye. Like they say, some people live through others adventures, so that said thanks for the card games and photo sharing. Nice to laugh once in a while.
by zims
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Store Supplies at Rock Harbor or Windigo
Replies: 9
Views: 1383

Re: Store Supplies at Rock Harbor or Windigo

Was just there. The store does have an equivalent fuel for a jetboil and they also have minimal backpacking supplies if you happen to forget something they do have a new wind repel water repel really nice Isle Royale jacket that is about $45 t-shirts run about 30 they're just getting in their last s...
by zims
Thu Jun 08, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Gear & Supplies
Topic: Trekking Poles
Replies: 10
Views: 906

Re: Trekking Poles

You know I use them. Some areas they sure come in handy!
by zims
Thu May 25, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Trip report May 19-22 2017
Replies: 7
Views: 828

Re: Trip report May 19-22 2017

Thanks for the trip report. Heading up memorial day, planning on cold wet weather.
by zims
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:28 pm
Forum: General Questions and Miscellaneous
Topic: Early May Trip Concerns
Replies: 7
Views: 816

Re: Early May Trip Concerns

miasoccersmile Welcome, Great you are visiting soon. I can assure you it will be cold this year and stream crossings can be a challenge in places, slippery, and sometimes deep. Be wary of cows and calves, they are over protective right now. We always come last week of May into June and I bring nothi...
by zims
Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!
Replies: 24
Views: 3388

Re: 2017 Trip Log - Add your planned itinerary here!

Name: Zims Email: (at) rainelde@hotmail.com Hometown: Blanchardville Arrival Date: Monday May 29th Windigo Departure Date: Sunday June 4th Coming From/Via: Grand Portage Voyager II Itinerary: Infamous Feldtman Loop WIth a Dear friend first timer...Hiking Virgin Notes/Other: We have book our passage!...
by zims
Mon Mar 27, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]

I just read your trip report. Thanks for sharing! You have given me a few ideas!!
by zims
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:41 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Cooking in shelters
Replies: 10
Views: 2567

Re: Cooking in shelters

I have always used my jetboil in shelters. Never had a problem., Even offered a ranger a cup of coffee on a cold day in daisy farm once.
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:33 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Making water safe to drink
Replies: 5
Views: 2473

Re: Making water safe to drink

Planning a trip to the island in 2018. Can you use tablets to make the water safe to drink? If so, which ones? What is in the water that you have to worry about? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk You do need to use a filter system while on the island. We use the http://tse1.mm.bing.net/th?&id=OIP.M1...
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:25 am
Forum: Food & Cooking
Topic: Jetboil Fuel Can at Windigo
Replies: 5
Views: 2066

Re: Jetboil Fuel Can at Windigo

I doubt any one will ever use that canister :?: (I would think the GAZ canisters would more likely be used by boaters); unfortunate, the LNT principles abandoned in two instances, out the door after less than ten miles from the orientation lecture. :( The LNT principle is designed to protect the re...
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Rock Harbor - 3 Mile - Daisy - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor : August 2016
Replies: 10
Views: 1298

Re: Rock Harbor - 3 Mile - Daisy - Lane Cove - Rock Harbor : August 2016

Thanks for the great feedback! I'm glad I am not the only one feeling the IR Squeeze! I wonder if the increased traffic is a sign of the new norm. Perhaps with all the good press it's getting to be a popular destination. We did run into a nice couple from Seattle so the word is certainly getting ou...
by zims
Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:28 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]
Replies: 10
Views: 1339

Re: TR: Sept. 2016 [Hiking][McCargoe-Todd-Chickenbone-Richie-Moskey-Chippewa]

Thanks for the trip report. We have never incorporated todd harbor or moskey into our itinerary for McCargo to Chippewa. I thank you for your advice!!
by zims
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:37 am
Forum: Transportation & Lodging
Topic: Seaplane
Replies: 7
Views: 1967

Re: Seaplane

Please excuse me if this has been a topic recently. I am contemplating taking the seaplane to Windigo for the first time. Let me tell you why. I will be hiking solo for the first time on the island and am thinking because of the long drive I may be better off to skip the boat ride and try the plane...
by zims
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:09 pm
Forum: Trails & Campsites
Topic: Newbies first trip to IR
Replies: 33
Views: 4130

Re: Newbies first trip to IR

Welcome Terry You will be ok on the island in regards to the campgrounds. All the shelters are first come first serve, but if the weather turns on you, people are usually friendly and will offer room to share. From what I gather this year in June there will be a short closure at McCargo Cove for rep...